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November 16, 2023
Get to Know the Armstrong World Industries Foundation
Armstrong World Industries Foundation (AWIF) invests in organizations that embolden people to live better and healthier lives. They support communities by ensuring access to services and spaces that allow every individual to thrive. Since 1985, AWIF has invested more than $50 million back into the communities where Armstrong World Industries operates.
The foundation strives to ensure everyone in the communities where Armstrong World Industries operates has access to healthy and beautiful spaces.
The foundation primarily makes financial contributions to projects that make the community stronger, like the Schreiber Pediatric facility expansion, the construction of the Lancaster Public Library, and the creation of the Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith Center. As a company, Armstrong World Industries also donates products to projects that will maintain and improve the spaces where the community gathers.
To date in 2023, AWIF has awarded $330,000 in Building Better Grants, including $275,000 to organizations in Lancaster County. In addition, AWIF dedicates almost $250,000 annually in support of United Way and other organizations.
Another way AWIF fulfills its mission is by empowering employees to contribute to causes they are passionate about through funding an employee giving match program.
“As an Armstrong World Industries employee, I am proud of the work the AWI Foundation does to support local organizations that are serving the needs of the people in our community. I’ve seen first-hand how our contributions are making a positive difference for these groups.”
– Jay Steller, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AWIF, and Vice President Treasury & Risk Management, Armstrong World Industries
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AWI Foundation Grantees
Serving more than 4,000 children every year, Schreiber provides outpatient pediatric therapy services for children from birth to age 21.
A division of SACA, Tec Centro is the primary provider of bilingual education and skills training in Lancaster, proudly providing state-of-the-art workforce training programs for more than 1,200 individuals annually.
The Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Center for History and Democracy is a historic site currently under development as an interactive history museum and community education facility by LancasterHistory.
The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants, children, and adults through comprehensive coordinated treatment of craniofacial conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma, and disease.
Created to address the unique needs of Southwest Lancaster City, Bright Side Opportunities Center offers a wide range of services and resources to provide opportunities for all— especially the youth—within the community.
The Lancaster Science Factory is a hands-on, interactive science center for kids in Pre-K to 8th grade and their families, hosting a wide variety of STEM educational programs and workshops.
“Our foundation and our employee-led Board are proud to support local organizations in Lancaster and at each of our operating sites. The ability to make an impact on built spaces and on the greater community carries on the rich history of Armstrong World Industries that will continue for many years to come.”
– Salena J. Coachman, President, AWIF, and Vice President, Talent Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion, Armstrong World Industries